Kaori Muto

Minato Tokyo
Japan

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Hello. Thank you for visiting my page.
Here is a little story about myself and the journey through yoga!

My first interest in yoga was simply because everyone was talking about it and I needed to try. I flew off to Hilo, Hawaii to get my first yoga certificate where there was hardly any internet connection, limited usage of water and hardly any places to shop, which was very hard to adapt to in the beginning, considering living and working in a fast paced city for a long time. However, that was the type of atmosphere i exactly needed to train how to calm the mind, was just to live simply.
Sad news is I lost my father from depression during this training but it became the trigger to get more interested in how the mind works and in ways of controlling it or either accepting it.

I dedicated my practice to Ashtanga for a few years, went to Thailand to get my 500TT because i needed a very committed practice and the strength to move on from my father's death at the time being. I would honestly say, my body physically changed dramatically and the eagerness to reach the next step became higher and higher which at the same time abled me to break the negative cycle in my daily life.

After an injury of breaking my rib I started to realize I might have been trying to reach higher in a speed I could not control and I was agitating the 'perfectionist' side of me.

Luckily I came upon a teacher who teaches a new method 'Odaka'
Flowing into each pose without thinking and the freedom of moving into each moment was exactly what i needed. On and off the mat.
This method is also a mixture of martial arts movement, warrior soul, which i believe is mixed in my Japanese blood naturally.
This practice and teaching continues with me today.

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